Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Published on December 11th, 2012
Book Series: Falling Kingdoms, #1
In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.
As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.
The only outcome that’s certain is that kingdoms will fall. Who will emerge triumphant when all they know has collapsed?
It’s the eve of war…. Choose your side.
Princess: Raised in pampered luxury, Cleo must now embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of magic long thought extinct.
Rebel: Jonas, enraged at injustice, lashes out against the forces of oppression that have kept his country cruelly impoverished. To his shock, he finds himself the leader of a people’s revolution centuries in the making.
Sorceress: Lucia, adopted at birth into the royal family, discovers the truth about her past—and the supernatural legacy she is destined to wield.
Heir: Bred for aggression and trained to conquer, firstborn son Magnus begins to realize that the heart can be more lethal than the sword….
Wow, wow, wow! This book was fantastic. I am still in shock over it. It blew my mind because I was a little hesitant on starting this since it was a little over-hyped, but that feeling has washed away completely.
I fell in love with every single character in this book. They were portrayed beautifully. Every little detail about them had me wanting more of their back story and everything in-between. Being in the High Fantasy genre I was hoping for a lot of detail and bam! My prayers were delivered.
Whenever a character was wounded or broken, I would instantly feel their pain. I cried a lot when their was depressing scenes. It was crazy. Especially at the end. Oh, man, I was crying so hard.
Don’t ask why, just go read this book.
The world Morgan has created in this book is absolutely beautiful. It has a Game of Thrones feel to it on every page and that is why I love it so much. I can easily close my eyes and picture everything.
It makes me want to actually move to one of the places. Hell, I’m already packing. I don’t care if there’s a crazy king.
PLOT / STORYLINE:
Like in all High Fantasy novels you’ll see the same plot or storyline, however, in Falling Kingdoms, I found the plot refreshing. Sure, it has the same betrayal feel and so on, but deep down this book was better than any other High Fantasy book I have read in the past.
This book had me on the edge of my seat most of the time and the rest of the time I was crying my eyes out.